Check Point Advisories

Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow (MS08-053; CVE-2008-3008)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2008-139
Date Published: 13 Sep 2008
Severity: High
Last Updated: Tuesday 09 September, 2008
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-3008
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R81, R80, R77, R75, R71, R70, R65

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description Windows Media Encoder is a tool for capturing audio and video content. A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in the Windows Media Encoder 9 Series.The vulnerability is due to an error in a Windows Media Encoder 9 Series ActiveX control that was never intended to be instantiated in Internet Explorer. To trigger this issue, an attacker can create a malicious web page that initiates the vulnerable COM Object. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow the attacker to gain complete control over an affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75 / R71 / R70 / R65

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 ActiveX Control Buffer Overflow (MS08-053) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  Web Client Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 ActiveX control buffer overflow (MS08-053)

This website uses cookies for its functionality and for analytics and marketing purposes. By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies. For more information, please read our Cookies Notice.